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Need Help buying a new computer !!

I am trying to decide whether to buy a computer from a friend, details below, or to get one of the Dell deals....I am also open to any other suggestions.....

The Dell deals I was looking at are here:
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/pro...s=04&l=en&s=bsd

or

From Friend for $400 (no monitor):
Shuttle SK41G (case, motherboard, and power supply - packaged)
AMD Athalon 2400XP 2ghz
512mb pc2100 memory
ATI 8500DV 64MB Video Card (All in Wonder) W/TV record
TDK 4x DVD writer
floppy
120 gb 7200 rpm 8mb cache hard drive
Details on SK41g box and motherboard:
CHASSIS Dimension : (L)300*(W)200*(H)185, 2.85Kg (N.W.), 4.65Kg (G.W.)
Front Panel : USB * 2, Line-out/Headphone * 1, MIC * 1, 1394 * 1, SPDIF * 1
Back Panel : PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse * 1, Serial Port * 2, 1394 * 2, USB * 2, LAN * 1
Extension Bay : 5.25" * 1, 3.5" * 2

MAINBOARD FX41
Form Factor : Small Form Factor
CPU Socket : AMD Socket A, support 266/200MHz FSB CPU
Chipsets : North bridge-VIA KM266, South bridge-VIA 8235
Memory : Spoort DDR 266/200 * 2
On Board VGA : VIA Savage8, 8-32 MB VGA share memory
On Board Audio : Realtek ALC650 support 5.1 channel audio, Support Digital SPDIF In/Out
Expansion Slot : PCI * 1, AGP * 1
IDE interface : ATA-133

POWER 200W (PFC)

HOT FEATURES CPU temp. Autoguardian, Shuttle I.C.E. heat-pipe technology.

THANKS FOR THE HELP !!

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